Mercy Clinic hosts Children’s Health & Safety Fair

August 6, 2013

Becky Williams (right), Imaging Services director,

assisted by Meghan Woodrum (left), provide an

x-ray of a child's teddy bear at last

year's children's health & safety fair.

Fort Scott – Spend your Saturday morning in a fun way. Plan to attend the Mercy Children’s Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, August 24 at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott. From 9 a.m. – noon, the clinic will provide health screenings, fitness fun, car seat safety checks, prizes, school supply giveaways, and refreshments. All screenings and events are free and open to the public.

“Many children are fascinated with how the human body works,” explained Michelle Bruner, Mercy Clinic Director. “Our physicians and nurses have designed a fun-filled morning with lots of interactive tools and educational experiences that kids won’t want to miss.”

“We aim to educate children in a fun way about their health and wellness,” Bruner added. “Our goal for the event is to create awareness that simple, everyday choices may add years to a person’s life.”

Bruner continued, “A highlight of this event will be the Teddy Bear Clinic. Young children are encouraged to bring their teddy bear or favorite doll for a check-up at the teddy bear clinic. Surgeons will even be on hand to mend minor lacerations.”

Just a few of the activities for the morning include: health screenings (eye, vision, blood pressure, height and weight, and dental checks); education about nutrition, vaccines, Asthma, hand-washing, healthy snacks and colds & flu; exercise stations; face painting and a bounce house; Mercy EMS and Medflight as well as fire trucks, firefighters, Bourbon County Sherriff and Kansas State Trooper personnel.

Kids may register to win a $50 Build-A-Bear gift card. Winner need not be present to win, but registration the day of the event is required.

For more information about the Mercy Clinic Children’s Health and Safety Fair, call Michelle Bruner at 620-223-8030.

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